Jeff Gordon posted a lap of 180.747 mph during the third and final session of qualification for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He won the 200th pole for Hendrick Motorsports and the 76th of his career.
Success is the best revenge and that is what Jeff Gordon will be seeking at Homestead. He won the 2012 edition of this race in a season when he was mathematically incapable of winning the championship and this year could be the same.
Jeff Gordon was best in class and finished second to Kevin Harvick, but it was not enough to advance to the final round of the playoffs. He finished second in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500k and came up one point shy of tying Ryan Newman in the standings. If he had tied Newman, he would have advanced on the tiebreaker.
Jeff Gordon has earned three second-place finishes and another fifth in seven short, flat track races this season. If he wants to qualify for the Final Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he is going to need to run that well again.
NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from those two teams also have been penalized.
A series of bad decisions took Jeff Gordon from contention for the win of the AAA Texas 500 to one lap off the pace in 29th. He took the outside lane when most restarts had been dominated from the inside and failed to notice Brad Keselowski dive-bombing him entering turn one on the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish. Contact between the two cut Gordon’s tire and sent him spinning; he lost a lap trying to change that tire.
Jeff Gordon struggled to find speed in Saturday morning’s practice session. He posted only the 29th-fastest single lap at 189.820 mph and recorded the fourth-slowest 10-lap average.
Jeff Gordon came within 1/1,000ths of a second of matching Matt Kenseth’s pole winning speed and will line up second to start Sunday’s AAA Texas 500. Gordon’s speed was 199.291 mph.
Jeff Gordon finished second in the Duck Commander 500 this spring and he has been second in two of the last three races on this track type this season. He finished that well at Chicagoland and Charlotte.
Jeff Gordon overcame a mid-race speeding penalty on pit road and clawed his way back into contention for the win. He came up one position short in second, but that was enough to give him a narrow points’ lead with two races remaining in the Eliminator round
Jeff Gordon not only had the second fastest single lap in the Saturday morning practice session for the Goody's 500, he posted the quickest 10-lap average with a speed of 97.344 mph from his laps five through 14.
Jeff Gordon posted the second fastest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed of 97.699 was 7/100ths slower than teammate Jimmie Johnson.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the first practice session for the Goody's 500. His top speed was 99.250 mph.
Martinsville represents Jeff Gordon’s best chance to win during the Eliminator round. He has eight victories on this track with the most recent coming in this race last year.